Would you be interested in a smaller version of the Respect (FB44GP)?

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Would you be interested in a smaller version of the Respect (FB44GP)?

Postby archangel » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:45 am

This knife is a beauty, a true Sal masterpiece design. It is just too big, not justifiable for me townie. Also drives the costs quite up. :(

Who but me does not own one yet for the same reasons, but would get one if it was a good part smaller? It could be named Urban Respect. ;)

My biggest knife is the Serrata, just below 5" of blade. Could the Respect be shrunk to that size?
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Re: Would you be interested in a smaller version of the Respect (FB44GP)?

Postby Dazen » Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:11 am

I would love to see it an urban respect. It reminds me of an updated version of a Wester Knife Company knife I have.

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Re: Would you be interested in a smaller version of the Respect (FB44GP)?

Postby MichaelScott » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:07 am

I don’t think so. The Respect is a tribute to the iconic Bowie knife. By all accounts the original was a large butcher type knife. No one today knows what it actually looked like but knives that were made during and right after that time all have the iconic big clip blade. Trying to make a mini-Bowie would just not be appropriate nor would I buy one. I do hope to get a Respect someday because it’s a fine example of a master’s masterpiece.
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Re: Would you be interested in a smaller version of the Respect (FB44GP)?

Postby Naperville » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:57 am

I have a couple of other Spyderco knives that I want and I'd like to pick up a Respect in it's current format. It looks good! I don't know that Sal would go through the trouble of making a smaller Respect.

I'm not saying NO because I hate it when people rain on other people's parades. I don't know if I'd be in the market for the smaller knife, but maybe!
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Re: Would you be interested in a smaller version of the Respect (FB44GP)?

Postby N. Brian Huegel » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:12 am

No dis-Respect, but after five years of carry, the Bradly Bowie is a much easier EDC.

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Re: Would you be interested in a smaller version of the Respect (FB44GP)?

Postby archangel » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:43 am

I have to admit, I had hoped for more support. :(

I get that the Respect is a bowie, and that by definition these are usually no small knives. Those who own one, and those who would like to one day, are lucky fellas - I have zero doubts that the Respect, as it is, is marvelous!

What's my position? Well, I love the shape of this knife. It is just too large, and yes, too costy. IMHO it could still work perfectly if there was a smaller version. Keep all ratios and shapes as they are, just downsize the whole thing and release a second, smaller version - if this is possible, productionwise etc.

Or am I missing something fundamentally?
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Re: Would you be interested in a smaller version of the Respect (FB44GP)?

Postby Naperville » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:51 am

No, I like the idea! I should have said so....
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Re: Would you be interested in a smaller version of the Respect (FB44GP)?

Postby Pancake » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:58 am

archangel wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:43 am
I have to admit, I had hoped for more support. :(

I get that the Respect is a bowie, and that by definition these are usually no small knives.
Hey Michael!
Here is a problem: noone knows how Bowie knife should like like, because the original Jim Bowie's knife (most likely) doesn't exist anymore.
Strictly speaking, Bowie's knife should have been something along big butcher knife, that he later has added guard. For my taste, I always pictured bowie knife like this, not exactly, but this is the general shape
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I think smaller version would be cool, like 5 inch? With guard, but I would like to see less....neck? area, that are before the edge...I hope you know what I mean.
Edit: I would say that Ankerson's Province is closer to ,,real,, Bowie knife, but I also like Sal's version.
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